Lyrics

I cant say that the path that I’ve taken
Is one that could be called right
But that doesn’t mean I am forsaken
For my darkness always seeks the light

I must try to be a better man
I must find a better way
So tomorrow shall be
A better day

I see a world barely living
Killing itself just to stay alive
Don’t lose your way in this concrete jungle
An eye for an eye only makes us all blind

I will be a better man
I will find a better way
So tomorrow will be
A better day

I know I can be a better man
I know I will find a better way
So tomorrow is going to be
A better day

I’m as old as the stars, I’m as young as the wind,
Oh time couldn’t count my days
In an ocean of doubt, through islands of hope,
Oh love couldn’t count the ways

I feel about you, what I wouldn’t do
To be, by your side, by your side

When the leaves turn to fall, I’ll be back round to call
I know there’s no comfort in what you can’t hold
Let my words wrap you up tight, let my thoughts hold you tonight
Don’t let our love wither, and grow cold

Cause I’ll be home soon, there by you
To lay, by your side, by your side

And I know I’ve been gone, gone far too long
I guess it’s just these itchy toes
By if you wait, little more, babe I’ll reach your shores
And you won’t be alone

Like clouds, up high, they wander and drift by
But they still, call the sky, their home
If you set, me free, with you I’ll always be
As old as the stars, young as the wind

People always doing, doing what they can
But I don’t understand
Why people keep rushing, with no where to go

But I’m gonna take it slow, figure out where I
wanna go, It’s the only way I know

People rarely feeling, feeling with their hearts
It’s tearing them apart
People always counting, every drop of time

It makes for a worried mind, but worried ground
makes diamonds sometimes, you’re a diamond
in my mind

People always taking, taking what they see
But their eyes won’t steal me
All that desire, building up inside

It makes for a worried mind, but worried ground
makes diamonds sometimes, you’re a diamond
in my mind

When you grab ahold of me,
you tell me that I’ll never be set free.
but I’m a parasite, creep and crawl I step into the night.

Two pints of booze. Said now tell me, Said tell me now.
Are you a badfish too?

Ain’t got no money to spend. I hope the night would never end.
Lord knows I’m weak. Won’t somebody get me off of this reef,
Won’t somebody get me off of this reef?

Baby you’re a big blue whale, grab the reef when all duck divin’ fails
I swim, but I wish I never learned, the water’s too polluted with germs.

I dive deep when it’s ten feet over head. Said grab the reef, Said grab the reef now
underneath my bed.

Ain’t got no quarrels with God, ain’t got no time to grow old.
Lord knows I’m weak, won’t somebody get me off of this reef?

Gonna have a soul, gonna have a shakedown,
Gonna have a party, yeah tonight

I see the line you walking, it ain’t quite in step
With the jive you talk, you bound to slip
Don’t think that I don’t notice, I see it everyday
Your lies are shadows of, what you say

Cause what you put on out there, it ain’t no one way street
I hear those sirens howling, feel the heat
That car you driving fast now, intention is the gas
But where you steer it baby, is the test

Boomarang coming, Look at what you done now
Boomarang coming, reap what you sow
Boomarang coming, whatcha put out there
Boomarang coming, ain’t no where to go

People everywhere, taking what they can
Cutting down trees, putting up dams
After everything been broken or beaten
Will you finally see money can’t be eaten

When I rise in the morning, the choice I make each day
Be the same in what do and say
It don’t make me better, just helps me stand tall
look in the mirror, and see a man I know

Cool water in my heart
It knows all my scars
Deep within, the sea
Lies all that comforts me

Do you ever wonder, what’s beyond the shore
Are you filled with hunger, for more

From the mountain flies a crow upon the winds
of dawn
I feel the chill beneath my skin, it makes my
bones cold, like a stone
The waves bring my troubled mind peace
In the water, I am released

Folding all around, a liquid cave
The curtain lowers slowly, taking what it gave

And the salt that’s in my blood
And the water in my veins
The coral in my bones,
When I’m gone only the ocean remains

Oh this world seems confused, when I listen to the news
All I hear is death and war, what the hell we fighting for?

Oh mother don’t you cry, I know it hurts you,
But god and country called, you know I had to

Politicians fight with lies, while sons and daughters die
They pay a price far to dear, and bear the cost of greed and fear

Oh father don’t you cry, neither soft nor loud,
I went away to fight, just to make you proud

How can you claim god’s will? To justify the blood you spill
Use war in the name of peace, is nothing more than deceit

Oh sister don’t you cry, I hope that you’ll see
I gave up my life, just you’d be free

It don’t seem equitable, to make the poor disposable
Recruit children in their prime, and send them out to the front lines

Oh sweetheart don’t you cry, even though I’m gone
Just you thing of me, when you hear our song

No child should be, taken away from,
the shelter of a family tree
These roots grow deep, into the land,
and are seeds of community

The living lost, stolen from, the place where you and I
Me and this life, so far from home, never knowing why

Stolen generation, victims of crimes untold
How can you pay back, someone else’s soul

I’m gonna go on a walkabout, listen to the trees
Hear my ancestors, whisper in the breeze

Cause I’m gonna go on a walkabout, spirits calling me
They gonna lead the way back home to my family

No one should be, orphaned by, the color of their skin
And taken away, from the cradle, of their kin

And forced to live, another life, on they never chose
How can you see, just who you are, in someone else’s clothes

Stolen generation, victims of crimes untold
How can you pay back, someone else’s soul

I’m gonna go on a walkabout, listen to the trees
Hear my ancestors, whisper in the breeze

Cause I’m gonna go on a walkabout, spirits calling me
They gonna lead the way back home to my family

A black snake moans through the sand and stone
From deep within the promise land
The call is heard as the good lord’s word
Through the silence of the lambs

And time, soldiers on
Long since a widow of right and wrong
It don’t wait, hesitate, or discriminate
Bearing down like a wrecking ball

All for one ain’t one for all
When it’s you and me who take the fall
Standing in this long shadow
Of this house of cards

Everyday I see the seeds of man
Being scattered into the wind
I watch them collect in sea of debt
In the land of the forgotten

And the sound, is burning
Bodies to ash and earth to dust
But as the hammer’s unveil the world as a nail
Their fate is sealed by rust

Standing high and mighty
From the lies that I see
Far above you and me
The shadow grows nightly

Under this house of cards

The headline news bleeds the blues
Across the pages of history
For it’s the hand on the pen, not the ink at the end
That shapes the world we see

And the salt, of a man
Is measured by how he walks the line
Like an arrow drawn tight, shot into the night
the truth lies within

All for one ain’t one for all
When it’s you and me who take the fall
Standing in this long shadow
Of this house of cards

Well I’m thinking bout you
And the things that you do
I wish you weren’t so far away

I’m just hoping to find,
Some piece of mind
Maybe you thinking bout me too

I won’t never forget
That first day we met
And the butterflies I felt

Oh just one look was all
It took me to fall
For the wildflower you are

Holding you close and tight,
Keep your toes warm at night
Watching you sleep in the morning

Oh those little things
Mean everything
When I’m on my own

I’m looking to those times
When you hands holding mine
And your head’s laying on my shoulder

Cause I don’t know no one, More fun
To be spending the days,
Spending my days with growing older